MLB Recent Player News

Date Player
8/2/2015 Steven Souza Jr., TB, RF
Souza is headed to the disabled list for the Rays.

Analysis: Souza was hit by a fastball by Joe Kelly and left in the sixth with a bruised left hand Saturday.
8/2/2015 Robinson Chirinos, Tex, C
Chirinos was put on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.

Analysis: Chirinos, who throws and bats right-handed, said he hurt himself taking on a swing in his final at-bat Thursday night.
8/2/2015 Dayan Viciedo, CWS, RF
Viciedo was signed to a minor-league contract and assigned to Triple A by the ChiSox.

Analysis: Viciedo spent his entire career with the club, which released him in the offseason. Oakland and Toronto also released him this year.
8/1/2015 Corey Dickerson, Col, LF
Dickerson is on the DL with two broken ribs.

Analysis: Dickerson broke two ribs while diving for Jason Heyward's line drive during Thursday's 9-8 loss to the Cardinals. Dickerson is hitting .315 with five homers and 18 RBIs.
8/1/2015 Nick Rumbelow, NYY, P
The New York Yankees recalled Rumbelow from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday and optioned right-hander Nick Goody to the Triple-A club.

Analysis: Rumbelow went 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 3 1-3 innings with the Yankees earlier this season. He was 2-2 with a 4.60 ERA and seven saves in 31 games at Triple-A.
8/1/2015 J.B. Shuck, CWS, RF
The Chicago White Sox placed Shuck on the 15-day disabled list Saturday for a strained left hamstring and recalled right-handed pitcher Scott Carroll from Triple-A Charlotte.

Analysis: Shuck was hitting .278 with 11 RBIs in 54 games. He was injured Friday when he scored on a wild pitch in the seventh inning of Chicago's 13-6 loss to the New York Yankees.
8/1/2015 J.A. Happ, Pit, P
The Pirates optioned left-hander Bobby LaFromboise back to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday to open a roster spot for Happ, who was acquired from Seattle.

Analysis: Happ joined the club in Cincinnati on Saturday. He'll move into the spot of A.J. Burnett, who is on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his pitching elbow. Happ went 4-6 with a 4.64 ERA in 20 starts and one relief appearance for Seattle this season.
8/1/2015 Bobby LaFromboise, Pit, P
The Pirates optioned LaFromboise back to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday to open a roster spot for starter J.A. Happ, who was acquired from Seattle.

Analysis: LaFromboise was called up on Friday and didn't appear in a 5-4 win over the Reds on Friday night. He was called up one time previously this season and threw a scoreless inning at Philadelphia on May 14.
8/1/2015 Domonic Brown, Phi, RF
Brown is showing some life at the plate for the Phillies, who are 11-2 since the All-Star break. He's homered in the past two games after failing to go deep in his previous 36 games this season.

Analysis: Brown also has gone 14 for 33 (.424) over his last nine games.
8/1/2015 Ryan Howard, Phi, 1B
Howard went 2 for 3 with a double and four RBIs in Friday's 9-3 win over the Braves.

Analysis: Howard has heated up like the rest of the Phillies, going 9 for 22 with 11 RBIs over his past six games.
8/1/2015 Danny Salazar, Cle, P
Salazar allowed one unearned run and one hit over eight innings in Friday's 2-1 win at Oakland.

Analysis: Salazar, who only struck out four, has gone 2-2 with a 1.53 ERA over his last four starts.
8/1/2015 Lonnie Chisenhall, Cle, 3B
Chisenhall went 3 for 4 with a double in Friday's 2-1 win at Oakland.

Analysis: Chisenhall went 0 for 3 on Thursday in his first game since getting recalled from the minors.
8/1/2015 Taijuan Walker, Sea, P
Walker allowed only a Miguel Sano fourth-inning home run in Friday's 6-1 win at Minnesota. He struck out 11 in the complete-game effort.

Analysis: Walker had been 0-1 with an 8.02 ERA with 20 strikeouts over his previous four starts.
8/1/2015 Nelson Cruz, Sea, RF
Cruz went 4 for 5 with his 27th home run and a double in Friday's 6-1 win at Minnesota.

Analysis: Cruz is batting .400 with six home runs and 10 RBIs over his last 11 games.
8/1/2015 Adam LaRoche, CWS, 1B
LaRoche broke out of his slump Friday, going 4 for 5 with a double in a loss to the Yankees.

Analysis: LaRoche had been batting .134 with just two extra-base hits over his previous 25 games.
8/1/2015 Mark Teixeira, NYY, 1B
Teixeira went 3 for 4 with two home runs and six RBIs in a 13-6 win at U.S. Cellular Field.

Analysis: Teixeira has gone a ridiculous 6 for 8 with four homers and eight RBIs in his last two games.
8/1/2015 Evan Longoria, TB, 3B
Longoria extended his hitting streak at Fenway Park by going 3 for 4 in Friday's 7-5 loss to the Red Sox.

Analysis: Longoria is batting .464 during an eight-game hitting streak at Fenway.
8/1/2015 Josh Donaldson, Tor, 3B
Donaldson went 3 for 5 with two doubles and four RBIs in Friday's 7-6, 11-inning win over Kansas City.

Analysis: Donaldson has heated up, going 7 for 13 in his last three games.
8/1/2015 Adam Jones, Bal, CF
Jones went 3 for 5 with his 17th home run - a three-run shot - in Friday's 8-7 win over the Tigers.

Analysis: Jones has gone 11 for 29 (.379) with two homers over his last seven games.
8/1/2015 Jefry Marte, Det, 1B
Marte went 3 for 4 with a home run and a double in Friday's 8-7 loss at Baltimore.

Analysis: Marte entered the game with a .167 batting average in 11 games.
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